Saturday, September 19, 2009

Who Knew That Lee Harvey Oswald Was a Right Winger?

With columns like this, how could anyone consider Media Matters a serious source?

As Allahpundit points out,

And we all remember what happened when a certain radical right-winger — who defected to the Soviet Union, married a Russian woman, and tried to assassinate a far-right anti-communist American general — got JFK in the crosshairs in Dallas.

Boehlert can't bring himself to say "Lee Harvey Oswald," and that omission can't be accidental. Because if he actually mentioned Oswald, the house of cards he weaves in the column would fall apart. Oswald wasn't a Bircher, a rightwing kook. Oswald was a communist. And Oswald's actions had nothing to do with rightwing extremists or those who disliked John Kennedy.

Like numerous liberal blogs and media sources, Boehlert seems to--dare I say it?--want someone to try to kill President Obama. This isn't an isolated rant; it's quite common in the moonbatosphere, and their willing accomplices in the MSM. That's why there are so many hand-wringing pieces in the MSM about the rise of rightwing extremism. Because if they were honest about who has committed most of the violence in the U.S. in the last century, they'd have to admit that it is the left that has been radical, hateful, and violent.